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Bulls Bet Big on Low-Beta Name as Volatility Runs Wild

by | May 24, 2022

In Tuesday’s Blitz Daily with Lance Ippolito, we take a look at grocery retailer Albertsons Companies. With more than 2,000 stores, it’s the second-largest supermarket chain in North America after Kroger. 

Albertsons announced last week that it’s rolling out “smart carts” in select stores as part of an agreement with Veeve Inc., a retail technology startup led by ex-Amazon engineers. 

These carts not only include a scale for weighing and calculating the purchase price of produce, they keep a running tally of the total purchase. They’re even integrated with the store’s loyalty program and allow customers to complete their transaction on the cart itself, completely skipping the checkout line! 

This new tech combined with food shortage fears have the bulls coming for the company, dropping $364,000 on around 2,000 contracts of the June 17, $28 strike calls! 

Of course, that’s not the only stock hitting the tape Tuesday. Check out these top trades…

    • Albertsons Companies Inc. (NYSE: ACI): June 17, $28 CALL. 
    • Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. (Nasdaq: SWBI): July 15, $15 CALL. 
    • Guess’ Inc. (NYSE: GES): June 17, $15 PUT.
    • The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS): June 10, $9 PUT. 

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Blitz Daily With Lance Ippolitto

At Weekly Blitz Alerts, we like to print money, baby! I know, I know, you’re probably thinking, “Lance, how do we do that? Print money? Come on…”  

But in all seriousness, we follow the big fish and what they’re buying. And we do that with my proprietary Blitz Tracker, which alerts me to big, institutional options order flow throughout the day. Then we get in on these plays and follow the “smart money.”  

By doing this, we cash in whether the broader market is going up, down or sideways. 

The Blitz Daily with Lance Ippolito is where I go over a handful of options trades that hit my Blitz Tracker each day, Monday through Thursday. I will break down the trade with the sexiest order flow and tell you exactly what I think can happen with that stock by the next day’s opening bell. 

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WRITTEN BY<br>Lance Ippolito

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